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2013 BRFSS Survey Results: North Carolina

Cholesterol Awareness--By Risks, Conditions, and Quality of Life Measures

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  Total
Respond.^
Yes No
N % C.I.(95%) N % C.I.(95%)
TOTAL 8,674 7,694 82.1 80.9-83.3 980 17.9 16.7-19.1
GENDER
Male 3,381 2,888 79.1 77.1-81.0 493 20.9 19.0-22.9
Female 5,293 4,806 84.9 83.3-86.4 487 15.1 13.6-16.7
Have Health Insurance
Yes 7,395 6,809 86.9 85.7-88.1 586 13.1 11.9-14.3
No 1,252 865 62.1 58.5-65.6 387 37.9 34.4-41.5
Body Mass Index
Underweight 139 *** *** *** *** *** ***
Recommended Range 2,560 2,186 77.4 74.9-79.8 374 22.6 20.2-25.1
Overweight 2,923 2,647 85.2 83.2-87.1 276 14.8 12.9-16.8
Obese 2,508 2,297 86.7 84.4-88.7 211 13.3 11.3-15.6
Current Smoker
No 7,028 6,344 84.2 82.7-85.5 684 15.8 14.5-17.3
Yes 1,489 1,223 74.8 71.6-77.7 266 25.2 22.3-28.4
History of CVD**
Yes 1,157 1,121 94.8 92.2-96.5 36 5.2 3.5- 7.8
No 7,430 6,494 80.8 79.4-82.1 936 19.2 17.9-20.6
Binge Drinker
No 7,527 6,782 83.9 82.6-85.2 745 16.1 14.8-17.4
Yes 770 597 71.4 67.0-75.4 173 28.6 24.6-33.0
Heavy Drinker
No 7,936 7,085 83.0 81.7-84.2 851 17.0 15.8-18.3
Yes 350 292 74.8 67.9-80.7 58 25.2 19.3-32.1
COPD
Yes 820 764 88.8 84.3-92.2 56 11.2 7.8-15.7
No 7,810 6,888 81.6 80.2-82.8 922 18.4 17.2-19.8
Current Asthma
Yes 732 656 84.3 79.8-87.9 76 15.7 12.1-20.2
No 7,897 6,999 82.0 80.6-83.2 898 18.0 16.8-19.4
Diabetes
Yes 1,308 1,279 97.6 96.2-98.5 29 2.4 1.5- 3.8
No 7,357 6,407 80.1 78.7-81.5 950 19.9 18.5-21.3
Disability
Yes 2,488 2,311 89.1 86.8-90.9 177 10.9 9.1-13.2
No 6,068 5,285 80.1 78.5-81.5 783 19.9 18.5-21.5

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PLEASE NOTE: Due to changes in the weighting methodology and other factors, results from 2013 are NOT comparable to 2010
and earlier years.

***The estimate was suppressed because it did not meet statistical reliability standards. See BRFSS 2013 Annual Results Technical Notes for more details.

^Use caution in interpreting cell sizes less than 50, % = Percentage, C.I.(95%) = Confidence Interval (at 95 percent probability level).
Percentages are weighted to population characteristics and therefore cannot be calculated exactly from the numbers in this table.

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